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Unusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!




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VariousBiguine – Valse Et Mazurka Creoles 1929 to 1940 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 20s/1930s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
The early years of biguine – showcased here in a huge collection of recordings from Guadeloupe – an overseas French territory who seemed to share the same early love of jazz as the Parisian scene! Biguine is a wonderful hybrid of Caribbean rhythms and jazz-based instrumentation – ... read more CD

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VariousBobo Yeye – Belle Epoque In Upper Volta (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $26.99 35.98
One of the most ambitious projects we've ever seen from Numero – and that's saying a lot, given some of their other releases! This package is equal parts cultural document and musical treasure trove – a heavy book full of photos from a time when Upper Volta was stepping past its ... read more CD
Also available Bobo Yeye – Belle Epoque In Upper Volta (3LP set) ... LP 52.99

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VariousBoogie Breakdown – South African Synth Disco 1980 to 1984 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
There's no breakdown to the boogie here – as the album's overflowing with stunning sounds that are right up there with better-known club music from the early 80s – every bit as full of basslines, beats, and keyboards as the best tracks from the American scene of the period, but maybe ... read more CD
Also available Boogie Breakdown – South African Synth Disco 1980 to 1984 ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ VariousCalabar-Itu Road – Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria – 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Comb & Razor, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Not the usual sort of Nigerian sounds you'd hear on a collection focused on Lagos – and instead, music that was recorded far from the central city of the nation – often with a much rootsier vibe overall! These tunes still have plenty of funk and jazz in the mix, but they often come ... read more CD
Also available Calabar-Itu Road – Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria – 1972 to 1982 (2016 Black Friday Release) ... LP 28.99

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VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousDiablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot 1960 to 1985 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
One of the deepest digs we've ever seen into the rich array of grooves from Colombia – a double-length page that covers a much wider range of sounds than you might expect! Colombia's unusual amongst Latin American nations, in that it's got kind of a "crossroads" sort of role – ... read more CD

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VariousDigital Zandoli – Zouk & Synthetic Funk From The French West Indies ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1980s. New Copy ... $18.99
A cool collection of sounds when the music was really making a change in the French West Indies – especially in Guadeloupe, which was always trying to set itself apart from some of its Caribbean neighbors! The music here has all the electric touches you'd expect from the "digital" ... read more CD
Also available Digital Zandoli – Zouk & Synthetic Funk From The French West Indies ... LP 26.99

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VariousDisco Dildar – DIY Disco From The Pakistani Pop Workshop ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99
Not the straight disco you might expect from the title – and instead a whole host of weird and wonderful grooves from the later years of the Lollywood film scene! These Pakistani tracks follow a bit of the style of Bollywood work of the time, but often have a tighter, more compressed ... read more CD

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VariousGilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura – The Anthology ... CD
Brownswood (UK), Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 17.98
A fantastic overview of the wonderful sounds that Gilles Peterson has been cooking up in Havana since 2009 – the rich array of artists he's collaborated with as part of the bigger Havana Cultura project – which has given great exposure to a whole new generation of brilliant Cuban ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousKhana Khana – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
Really tremendous stuff – and kind of a genre-defining compilation – one that will ship our listening for years to come! We've heard a bit of 70s Iranian music before, but this overstuffed package really opens up our ears – to a range of funky, freaky sounds that go way beyond ... read more CD

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VariousKoute Jazz – A Collection Of Jazz Tracks From The French West Indies ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
A really beautiful collection of jazz with strong Caribbean roots – music from the French West Indies, and served up with a vibe that's completely unique! This isn't calypso jazz, or reggae-inflected Jamaican jazz – and not even Cuban jazz, either – but instead this very fresh ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousNigeria Freedom Sounds – Calypso, Highlife, Apala, Mambo, & Juju – Popular Music & The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960 to 1963 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Not the usual Nigerian funk collection you might expect – as the music here is from the years before Fela Kuti and other artists exploded onto international 70s fame – and instead, come from a time where the Nigerian scene was busy drinking up influences from a range of other cultures ... read more CD

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VariousOut Of Addis ... CD
Eastern Connection/Paradise Bangkok (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Contemporary sounds from Ethiopia – a scene that's just as rich today as it was during its much-heralded years of the 70s – when some of the most incredible musicians in the world were making a range of genre-transforming styles! The music here is instantly timeless – still ... read more CD

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VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Rich Medina in years – a killer compilation that brings together older Afro Funk tracks from the 70s with a big amount of cuts from more contemporary years – all with a blend that pushes the spirit of the continent way out into the cosmos! ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Rich Medina Presents Jump N Funk (with bonus 7" single) ... LP 29.99

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VariousRough Guide To African Rare Groove Vol 1 ... CD
Rough Guide, 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
Rare African tracks in a variety of styles – from heavy funk, to fuzzy psych, to other inventive grooves that create some whole new modes of their own! The tracks here move way past the usual familiar sound that "rare groove" might imply – quite far from American funk and ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (with bonus Spanglish Fly CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $4.99 14.98
A wicked little set that really gets at the way that Latin record collecting has moved way past the usual sounds from New York, Puerto Rico, and Cuba – to embrace a whole host of styles from around the globe! In a world of collections that feature oft-reissued numbers from the Fania catalog, ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To Peru Rare Groove ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A wonderful collection of rare gems from Peru – a varied, diverse region with the far-reaching, sweltering sounds to show for it – selected by master compiler Pablo Yglesias from a treasure trove of hard-to-find records! It's diverse stuff for sure, but common threads of feverish ... read more CD

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VariousSoul Sok Sega – Sega Sounds From Mauritius 1973 to 1979 ... CD
Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Amazing music you've probably never heard before – all from the tiny island of Mauritius in the 70s, and served up in a stunning mix of funk, blues, and soul! The grooves here are very offbeat – with rhythms that belie the island's location in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar, mixed ... read more CD

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VariousSri Lanka – The Golden Era Of Sinhalese & Tamil Folk-Pop Music ... CD
Akuphone (France), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99
A groundbreaking collection of music from the Sri Lanka scene in key years of independence – and one that really gets at the unique criss-crossing of styles that took place on the island nation! Sri Lanka was at a real crossroads in Southeast Asia – located near India, but with open ... read more CD
Also available Sri Lanka – The Golden Era Of Sinhalese & Tamil Folk-Pop Music ... LP 31.99

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VariousSurinam Funk Force – More Boogie & Disco Funk From The Surinamese Dance Floors ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
A huge range of funky soul cuts from a very surprising source – the nation of Surinam, which didn't earn its independence until the mid 70s – which then seemed to pave the way for a big wave of wonderful music like this! The cuts often have a groove that's more northern hemisphere club ... read more CD
Also available Surinam Funk Force – More Boogie & Disco Funk From The Surinamese Dance Floors ... LP 21.99
 
 



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